Ernest Lee “Monk” Powell passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the age of 76.

He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 25, 1946, to the late Elgin “Punk” Powell and the late Virginia Keatts Powell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Bates Powell.

Monk was a former machine operator with both Daystrom Furniture and D-Scan. He recently worked with Gene’s Orange Market and opened the store every day for over 25 years.

He is survived by his son, Jamie Powell (Rebecca); daughter, Brittany Dalton; granddaughter, Makayla Powell; siblings, Bernice Morris, Sarah Crump, Rose Wilmouth (Skip) and Gene “Ballie” Powell (Gayle).

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vance Midget officiating. 

Burial will follow at Glenwood UMC Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Monk’s family asks that donations be made to Halifax County Cancer Association at P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Brooks Lyon Funeral Home is honored to serve the Powell family and offers online condolences as well as many other resources by visiting their website, or by going to their Facebook page.